Final Stage of ‘Women’s Initiatives to Develop Territories’ Marathon Kicks Off


The thematic focus of the fourth and final stage of the marathon is ‘A Comfortable Urban Environment’. The marathon is being held in the run-up to the third Eurasian Women’s Forum. It kicked off on 1 November 2020 and will run until 30 August 2021.

The goal of the ‘Women’s Initiatives to Develop Territories’ marathon is to identify and support best practices for the dynamic development of single-industry towns, as well as events that aim to expand women’s economic opportunities.

Teams from almost 20 cities took part in the first three stages of the marathon. They held 24 events with such focuses as ‘Development of Entrepreneurship’, ‘New Youth Agenda’, and ‘Traditional Family Values’. A total of 390 people took part in the marathon events. The most active participants were women who are heads of administrations, public figures, and entrepreneurs.

The marathon involved the creation and implementation of projects to improve public spaces in the regions, family environmental events, the presentation of prizes, and the establishment of youth councils and public associations.

The most active participants in the marathon were teams of women leaders from the cities of Karachev (Bryansk Region), Tutayev, (Yaroslavl Region), and Aikhal (Yakutia), which hosted events in all three focal areas of the marathon.

The Council of the Eurasian Women’s Forum invites active residents of single-industry towns to take part in the ‘Women’s Initiatives to Develop Territories’ marathon. This requires holding at least two events in the thematic focus ‘A Comfortable Urban Environment’. The event must be attended by at least 20 residents for single-industry municipalities where the single-industry town has a population of up to 100,000 people and at least 30 residents for single-industry municipalities with a population of more than 100,000 people.

Following the event, a photo report needs to be submitted with a brief description of the event, including information about the team members and a short biography of the team leader.

Upon completion of the ‘Women’s Initiatives to Develop Territories’ marathon, an expert commission of the Council of the Eurasian Women’s Forum will select the winners from among the leaders who proposed the most interesting and creative ideas in the thematic focuses.

The winners of the ‘Women’s Initiatives to Develop Territories’ marathon will take part in the third Eurasian Women’s Forum.

Reports and questions related to participation in the marathon should be sent to: